Triple treat on orchestra’s 30th birthday!

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Published on: July 6, 2023

Don’t miss the Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra’s celebration of young musical talent at its anniversary concert at Parkend Church on Saturday (July 8) at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 on the door (free for children/students and Ukrainian families).

Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year 2023 finals at Pittville Pump Room
Winner Isaac Williams on violin
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In the spotlight will be: The world premiere of upcoming Forest composer Ryan Probert’s work The Bears, Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year violinist Isaac Williams performing Saint-Saens and songs from Ukrainian super soprano Nadia Postolatii.

Ryan Probert – Composer
Nadia Postolatii – Singer

Musical director Fiona Crawley has come up with yet another standout programme also featuring Mozart’s much-loved The Magic Flute Overture and Ravel’s Bolero. Co-conductor is Will Sharma.

Sponsors for this special anniversary event include Ernest Heal & Sons Construction Ltd, The Forest of Dean Rotary Club, West Dean Parish Council and The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire Charitable Trust. The retiring collection will benefit Parkend Community Orchard.

Composer Ryan Probert and Musical Director Fiona Crawley
Guest conductor Will Sharma
Musical Director Fiona Crawley

 

Summer Concert 2023: 30th Anniversary

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Published on: April 27, 2023

 

Date:  Saturday 8th July  2023

Start Time: 7:30 pm

Venue: St. Paul’s Church, Parkend. Glocs.

Programme:

  • Ryan Probert: The Bears – a composition specially commissioned for the orchestra’s 30th anniversary.
  • Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso for violin and orchestra with our soloist Isaac Williams.
  • Mozart: The Magic Flute Overture
  • Gershwin: Summertime with Nadia Postolatii (soprano)
  • Song transcripts by Bernstein: Somewhere
  • Ravel: Bolero

Conductors:  Fiona Crawley and William Sharma

Leader:       Ros Taunton

 

Tickets:  Adults £10 on the door.

Programme: £2

Free entry to those in full time education.

Complimentary tickets for any Ukranian families.

Refreshments: Will be available

Spring Concert 2023

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Published on: February 1, 2023

Date:  Saturday 1st April  2023

Start Time: 7:30 pm

Venue: Newnham On Severn Church

Programme:

  • Gounod: Petite symphonie, for flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns and 2 bassoons in E flat major, CG 560
  • Grieg: Holberg Suite (Strings) Op. 40
  • Faure: Pavane. Op. 50
  • Emilie Mayer: Symphony in E major (1853)

Conductors:  Fiona Crawley and William Sharma

Leader:       Ros Taunton

 

Tickets:  Adults £10 on the door, including programme.

Free entry to those in full time education.

Refreshments: Will be available

Christmas Concert 2022

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Published on: November 22, 2022

Date:  Saturday 10th December 2022

Start Time: 3:00 pm

Venue: Coleford Babtist Church

Programme:

  • Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Selection
  • Vivaldi: “Winter”
  • Lane: Overture on French Carols
  • Respighi: Adoration of the Magi
  • Selection of seasonal music

Conductors:  Fiona Crawley and William Sharma

Leader:       Ros Taunton

 

Tickets:  Adults £5 on the door, including programme.

Free entry to those in full time education

Refreshments: Will be available

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Important Dates

Saturday 7th September 2024. The Planets by Gustav Holst, 10am St, Mary’s Priory Church, Chepstow. NP16 5HA. Orchestral workshop day. Free for observers throughout the day.

Saturday 14th December 2024. Christmas concert, “Northern Lights”. Music by Sibelius and Rautavaara.

Saturday 26th April 2025. Spring Concert – Newnham Church.

Saturday  12th July 2025. Summer Concert – Parkend Church.

Saturday 13th December 2025. Christmas and Winter Concert – Coleford Baptist Church.

 

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